Nurse Aide I

The Nurse Aide I course prepares students to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults.

Educational Pathway:
Nurse Aide I > Medication Aide > Nurse Aide II > RN-ADN > RN-BSN > MSN

  1.  Course Content  
  2.  Earnings  
  3.  Costs  
  4.  Admission Requirements  
  5.  FAQ's  
Course Content

Emphasis is placed upon the aging process.  Topics covered include:
  • safety    
  • restorative care
  • personal and functional diseases/disorders
  • communication
  • patient’s rights
  • nutrition management and elimination
  • CPR (Basic Life Support through the American Heart Association).
During clinical, the student gains experience by performing previously learned skills on residents in a skilled nursing facility.  The student, who successfully completes all course requirements, receives a certificate of course completion and becomes eligible to sit for the state competency examination and therefore become listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry with the Division of Health Service Regulation.
Estimated Hourly Earnings

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website (, current state hourly wage range is $10.64 - $10.88.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Nursing Homes                                                                        
  • Assisted Living Centers
  • Retirement homes
  • Doctor’s offices
  • Hospitals
  • Home Care Agencies
  • Hospice

  • Department of Labor Standard Occupational Code (SOC): 31-1014

Career Pathways registration fee
You qualify to have the $125.00 registration fee waived for the HRD course if you are one of the following:
  • unemployed;
  • pending a layoff;
  • eligible for Federal Earned Income Tax Credit;
  • earn wages at or below 200% of the federal poverty level
NA I registration fee $184.00
Malpractice insurance $13.00
CPR card $3.00
Textbooks* $79.00
Supplies $53.00
Scrubs, shoes, watch*
$ Varies
Campus Access Fee $1.00
*May be purchased in College Bookstore.

Financial Aid:

To inquire about assistance for Continuing Education students, please call 828.759.4680 or 828.759.4733
Admission Requirements
  • Career Pathways Health Services
  • Reading placement test (Acceptable Scores: TABE:10 SAT: 300 ASSET: 39 CPT or Accuplacer:70 Enhanced ACT:16 COMPASS:73)
  • 16-18 years of age - completion of a minor permission form
  • Immunization/Health Record Form is to be completed and turned in to Career Pathway Instructor
  • Proof of following immunizations required:
    • Td (tetanus) / Tdap (1 every 10 years)
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) (2 doses/ positive blood titer)
    • Influenza (flu) - current during flu season – Oct. thru March
    • Varicella (chicken pox) (2 doses or blood titer=/>1.09)
    • Tuberculin /TB skin test (TST) (current result w/negative reading or proof of negative CXR within 6 months of clinical)
    • Hepatitis B series (3 doses) OR Declination (signed)

Additional Requirements:

  • Social Security card – name must match government issued photo ID
  • Government issued photo ID – name must match Social Security card
  • Malpractice insurance
Competitive Admissions:
Students, who successfully complete Nurse Aide I training at CCC&TI and become listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry, receive three (3) points toward competitive admission into the Physical Therapy Assistant program at CCC&TI and 10 points toward the Radiology Technician program at CCC&TI.
Is NAI training required to enter Nursing or other health programs of study at CCC&TI?

Yes, General Admission Requirements for the ADN program requires proof of state approved training program and current NAI listing.
How do I become listed as a Nurse Aide I in North Carolina?

The student must submit an application to Nurse Aide Competency and Evaluation Service (NACES) to be scheduled for the state-administered written and skills competency evaluation (NNAAP exam). Students who pass will then be listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry.
What is the cost of the NNAAP examination?  

$101 for electronic application submission
Where do I go to test?

CCC&TI is now an in-facility testing center. You can complete your Nurse Aide 1 at CCC&TI and apply for State Competency testing to be administered right here on our Hudson campus.


What websites can I go to for additional information?
What is the phone number  to verify registry listings?